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Conference Agenda

Times subject to change.

Wednesday, April 4

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Registration and Lunch

  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    Reimagining the Future of Purchasing
    Alexandru Roman (CSU San Bernardino)

  • 2:00-2:30 p.m.
    Legislative Update
    Rebekah Cearley (Murdoch Walrath & Holmes)

  • 2:45-4:00 p.m.
    Legal Updates and Implementation
    Hugh Lee (AALRR)

  • 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Intersegmental Procurement Panel
    Jeremy Meadows (UC), Adrian Ferreira (UC), Mike Redmond (CSU), and JC Sales (Foundation for California Community Colleges)

  • 5:15-7:15 p.m.
    Opening Reception

Thursday, April 5

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.

  • 8:30-9:15 a.m.
    Contract Management Systems
    Sue Harrison (San Mateo), Kim Erickson (Chaffey), Priya Jerome (South Orange)

  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.
    California Community Colleges Purchasing Handbook 2.0
    Gina Bailey (Foothill-De Anza), Mina Hernandez (West Valley Mission)

  • 9:45-10:30 a.m.
    Emergency Preparedness Planning
    Majd Askar (Riverside), Michael Simmons (Riverside)

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Exhibit Hall

  • 11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Life of a Construction Defect Claim
    Alan Moloney (Long Beach)

  • 12:30-2:10 p.m.
    Lunch Cruise

  • 2:20-2:35 p.m.
    CollegeBuys Update

  • 2:35-3:20 p.m.
    Facilitating Solutions for District Needs
    Stephanie O’Brien (Dovetail Decision Consultants)

  • 3:30-4:15 p.m.
    Exhibit Hall and Vendor Raffles

  • 4:15-5:00 p.m.
    Contracting Conundrums
    Marty Hom (AALRR), Maria Bernardino (San Joaquin Delta), Mina Hernandez (West Valley Mission)

  • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Networking Mixer

Friday, April 6

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
    Millennials in Today's Workforce
    Kathy Espinoza (Keenan)

  • 9:30-9:45 a.m.
    Group Photo

  • 9:45-11:30 a.m.
    Roundtable and Conference Wrap-Up

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